The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee will announce the nominations for the 2013-14 Equity season on August 21 in Chicago. Chicago native and Glee star Jane Lynch will make the announcement, which will be available for viewing later in the day at www.jeffawards.org.
Lynch's theatrical career began in Chicago at The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre. In addition to her role as Sue Sylvester on Glee, Lynch's television credits include Desperate Housewives and Weeds. She also served as the host for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and has appeared in a number of films such as Julie & Julia, Talladega Nights, and a number of Christopher Guest films. Lynch made her Broadway debut this season as Miss Hannigan in Broadway's Annie.
Founded in 1968, the Jeff Awards honor outstanding theater artists in the Chicago area. The Jeff Awards foster the artistic growth of area artists and promote educational opportunities, audience appreciation, and civic pride in the achievements of the theater community. Each year the Jeff Awards evaluate over 250 theatrical productions.
The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony will be held on October 13, at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace.